I don’t know who’s behind the new @gatesandgarages but I do know that it’s a must-follow for anyone who uses the platform like I do, and that is to get a look into their city – and their world – from someone else’s perspective. In this case our guide takes us wandering through the alleyways and sidewalks of East Van, sharing artifacts that only exist there. Peppered with witty narration throughout, the author/photographer claims to be one Vladimir P. Footlocker, which is surely a pseudonym.
Below are a few samples, HERE is the account. Enjoy!
Surely influenced by the writings of Malthus, this simple tarp assembly is at once practical and foreboding: though the winds of fate may on occasion reveal the contents to lane passers-by, the gray wrinkles for the most part silently shout out the unanswered question, "What's he building in there?"
The first extended treatise on the use of Italian pinecones (more commonly referred to as "pineapples" by layfolk and specialists alike) as gate-topping filials was penned by no less than Alexis de Tocqueville, in an unpublished manuscript recently restored at the University of Indianapolis. Like most pineapples today, this one is a simplified copy of the filials set at the entry of the Simmons-Edwards House in Charleston, SC.